The team at Slough Borough Council dealing with the swarms of flies plaguing residents in Colnbrook and parts of Iver has declared the problem solved, but will continue to work with Thames Water to ensure the problem does not return next year it has said in an update to residents.
Just one week since he promised to consult residents on what they wanted, and admitted that Slough Council has made mistakes and “left residents behind”, its leader has ruled out any change to perhaps its most controversial – and destructive – policy of all.
Could the new approach to localism enshrined in the proposals to restructure Bucks councils – new Community Boards, Community Hubs, and devolving many powers to parish councils – work also for Colnbrook and Slough?
If Bucks is successful in creating a single new council covering the whole of the county it forecasts cost savings that would reduce the spend per head and the number of councillors to residents to something similar to that in Slough. But with 140 of the current 238 paid councillor positions across Bucks set to be scrapped, district councillors are, not surprisingly, up in arms and have come up with own alternative, watered-down, proposals.
The Leader of Slough Borough Council, Councillor Sohail Munawar, says the Council is “extremely pleased” with the today’s announcement by the Government that it will support a Third Runway through Colnbrook with Poyle.
Slough’s Cabinet will review the Chequer’s Bridge closure once again tomorrow night – but there is little optimism that the current restrictions will be removed any time soon.
It’s been over a month now but nobody seems to know for sure where the mysterious smell is coming from that has engulfed parts of the parish. The strong smell of sewage that has been hanging over parts of Brands Hill and the Colnbrook By-pass is driving residents to desperation.
Transport misery could continue until February as Slough officials say they need more data on impact of Hollow Lane closure
Transport officers at Slough Borough Council appear reluctant to end their experimental closure of Hollow Hill Lane early, as desired by Cabinet, and may well continue the trial until February.
Slough stands together in abhorrence at violence against the French people, a statement released by the town’s community cohesion group says.
There’s still time to give your views about Slough Town Centre. The newly established Sough Town Centre Partnership is seeking views on how best to improve the town centre.